Extra Solar Planets

It Looks Like Plate Tectonics Aren’t Required to Support Life

According to a new study, it is possible that extra-solar planets with no plate tectonics might be capable of supporting…

2 years ago

Kepler Mission Placed in Hibernation to Download Data Before its Last Campaign

The Kepler mission has been put into hibernation prior to downloading data from its 18th campaign and commencing its last.

2 years ago

Does Climate Change Explain Why We Don’t See Any Aliens Out There?

Addressing the Fermi Paradox, a team of researchers recently conducted a study predicts whether or not Climate Change may be…

2 years ago

Chandra Observatory Checks to Make Sure Alpha Centauri is Safe, You Know, in Case We Decide to Visit

Using over a decade of data collected by the Chandra X-ray observatory, a new study indicates that the Alpha Centauri…

2 years ago

Are There Enough Chemicals on Icy Worlds to Support Life?

A new study by researchers from the Harvard Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics indicates that the chemicals necessary for life as…

2 years ago

Pros and Cons of Various Methods of Interstellar Travel

A new study by a UK scientists takes a look at the different means of interstellar travel, and considers the…

2 years ago

One of the TRAPPIST-1 Planets Has an Iron Core

According to a new study by a team of Columbia University's Cool Worlds Lab, one of the TRAPPIST-1 planets had…

2 years ago

How Many Planets is TESS Going to Find?

According to a new study, the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite is estimated to find over 4000 planets during its first…

3 years ago

If We’re Searching for Earth 2.0, Would We Know It When We Find It?

In a new paper, two professors consider what we have learned from studying Earth from space, and how this might…

3 years ago

Could We Detect an Ancient Industrial Civilization in the Geological Record?

According to a new study by a team of researchers, it is possible that we might find evidence of another…

3 years ago